Originally Posted by Anne Lyle
Yes, because JKR is so typical of self-publishers. The woman is a multi-millionaire and can afford to do whatever she wants, with a full staff of web developers and marketers. Hardly on a level playing field with Joe Bloggs and his debut novel...
You don't have to be a billionaire to do self-publishing. If you check my website, you'll see it too (It's in my profile). What do you think what was the cost of that site? Well, only the music had a license price and the domain had a price and that's all. Everything else is self made, including the arts. Marketing detto. And I'm not a billionaire. Not even close. Officially I'm Mr. writer no-name, without any real marketing and additional background. If I can do this, everyone else is capable to do the same. It's not a miracle. It's just hard work and endurance... something what all of us know since we started to write.